Captured terrorists from Balmo Forest, which stretches from Gombe to Bauchi States, have been volunteering useful information to military authorities even as troops on mopping up operation of the area, have uncovered more weapons in their possession.
This was disclosed yesterday by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade.
“Suspects captured in the (Balmo) forest have been taken into custody and are volunteering information linking the activities in the forest with other terrorist activities in the country”, the Defence spokesman stated.
The statement, which gives the details of various weapons recovered from the terrorists, also disclosed the mopping exercise continues.
“The mopping up operations in Balmo forest is yielding more discoveries of arms stockpiled in underground cells in the forest. Troops who have been excavating various sites in the forest in search of hidden weapons, have so far recovered over 10 rifles along with parts and accessories as well as more than 80 General Purpose Machine Guns, tubes of Rocket Propelled Grenades and Launchers, cables, wires and thousands of rounds of assorted ammunition.
“Also recovered in the search are uniforms of security agencies including protective clothing”, Olukolade, a Major General said.